On August 29th, The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood released "The Nashville Statement" - a manifesto written by a coalition of conservative evangelical leaders. Living Presence Ministry does not agree with their statements.
Seeking to simultaneously hold the excitement of a new journey is compatible with feeling sadness and grief over what was left behind.
How is it that we can live in an area — in a country — where one group of people is so highly prioritized over another?
A commission has the same directive as a commandment, but also provides the person being commissioned with the tools and resources they need to succeed.
Reflecting on The Road to Emmaus: Jesus chose to be with and among his people when they extended the offer of hospitality to a stranger.
Carolyn McDade's beautiful poetry reminds us that we have been here before. We will be here again. And still, God's aching love rolls on.
Whether we follow Jesus, practice another faith, or practice no faith, there is always something larger than ourselves from which we can draw.
Jesus is giving his people a means of reclaiming their power and agency. Something that is given cannot be taken. Loving those who hate you turns the shame back onto the aggressor.